Ana Paula Candil
Senior Correspondent, Latin America
Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto.
Selected Insights by Ana
Players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries are under scrutiny in Brazil for increasing their prices in a "non-reasonable and disproportionate way” in relation to product demand as Covid-19 spreads in the country, the competition authority's top investigator, Alexandre Cordeiro, told MLex.
Unilateral conduct will continue to be a priority for the Brazilian competition authority's investigatory unit for the next two years, the agency's top investigator told MLex in a recent interview, citing a probe into Google's alleged uses of mobile-device operating system Android as one of the agency's most important cases involving digital markets.
Peruvian competition agency's 2020 policy agenda includes fostering competition, new pre-merger notification systemThe Peruvian competition authority plans to help draw up an antitrust policy aimed at reducing barriers to entry, business bureaucracy and price-fixing, as well as to implement a pre-merger notification system.
The Peruvian competition authority has submitted a formal request to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Competition Committee, the agency's head, Ivo pi, told MLex.
The Brazil unit of Colombian on-demand delivery startup Rappi has been targeted in a Brazilian preliminary probe into its use of clients' data to analyze purchasing trends, according to a document seen by MLex.